07 Jan 2018 11:07:53
We have memebers on here moaning about Wenger this and that, and are happy we are looking Evans pmsl, wake up he’s 30 and not good enough we should be looking at much better, and b4 one of you says we ain’t a top 4 team we have had one season out and you think we are a mid table team get a grip for gods sake we should be buying atleast 2 world class a year.

1.) 07 Jan 2018
07 Jan 2018 11:35:43
Im glad your not charge of the club. All your years managing at the top flight, not sure why anyone should trust the ability of professionals over the word of might Jelfy. Back to football manager.

2.) 07 Jan 2018
07 Jan 2018 13:06:03
As fans we can be extremely critical of our manager and the purchases made. Of course the vast majority would have liked Van Dijk, but his mind seemed made up to go to Liverpool at a huge fee of £70m ish, which was clearly funded by the sale of their best player to Barca.
Evans is. a decent CB, possibly better than any of our current options at CB and at £20m ish, even at 30, not too dear in today's market. Which alternatives are available in this window and at what cost?

3.) 07 Jan 2018
07 Jan 2018 13:13:02
When we are buying players of the calibre of mustaffi, mert, chambers, holding, gabriel and evans, don't expect to get back into the top four. Please don't moan that we are not good enough. These players are not top players.

4.) 07 Jan 2018
07 Jan 2018 13:34:50
Mustafi and Mertesacker were both top World Cup winning defenders bought in their prime. Chambers was brought to the club as a young English teenage talent and Holding was another English youngster brought in, both have represented England.
Gabriel was doing well in Spain when we signed him. Guardiola has also reportedly chased Evans and he is clearly a good judge of talent.
My gripe would be more about our defensive tactics and layout. I believe Wenger often presses defensively too high up the pitch, uses wide attacking players as wing backs who can't defend (Gibbs and Bellerin) , hasn't played proper DM's since the days of Vieira, Peteit and Gilberto. Evans will definitely import everything us defensively if signed.

5.) 07 Jan 2018
07 Jan 2018 14:25:02
Jonny Evans went from man u to west brom for a reason. He wasnt good enough.

6.) 07 Jan 2018
07 Jan 2018 14:36:00
It isn't the personnel in defence it is the tactics and the players picked to play out of position which is the source of our defending inadequacies. How do you expect monreal or a kolasniac who are full backs to play in the middle. Chambers isn't a right back. Maitland niles isn't a left back. I could go on but you get the picture.
Wenger and his sidekick bouldy are disgraceful when it comes to defending tactics, weird considering bouldy was one of the famous 5. Play the players where they ply their trade or get in people who are centre halves instead of putting square pegs in round holes.
Evans might be a good centre half but with proper defending coaches ( please get martin keown) he could be even better.
Spending big money doesn't always guarantee top defenders if the coaching is She*p.

7.) 07 Jan 2018
07 Jan 2018 14:52:54
KDB, salah and lukaku all left Chelsea for a reason.

{Ed002's Note - They all left for different and very valid reasons.}

8.) 07 Jan 2018
07 Jan 2018 15:06:30
They left because tbey were not getting in. They are all younger as well, so open to improvement, which i think they all have done. Tbey are the types of players we should be buying, not jonny nearly over the hill. I might be wrong but wasnt all of them bought for around 30 mil and are now worth double or triple their worth.

{Ed002's Note - No that is not why they left.}

9.) 07 Jan 2018
07 Jan 2018 15:27:28
Ed none of them were regulars and all left to play. There may have been other reasons but they weren't playing.

{Ed002's Note - Lukaku wasn't even at Chelsea when they decided to sell him becaus eof an "incident". And there were very good reasons the others left as well. You probably want to drop this as I guess you simply don't understand Steve.}

10.) 07 Jan 2018
07 Jan 2018 15:43:25
Yes i understand ed.

{Ed002's Note - If it were not a public forum I would explain what happened with each.}

11.) 07 Jan 2018
07 Jan 2018 15:48:18
I'm interested then, Out of curiosity, Is it new players we need to sort the defence out. or a new manager/ coach? I don't think 25-30 mil is worth it for Evans. But i don't care about the finances seeing as though Arsenal hardly ever spend the money banded about they get in.

12.) 07 Jan 2018
07 Jan 2018 16:42:31
Sorry ed my point was aimed at steve saying they left a big club for not been good enough. I don't know what the situation was regarding their departure from the club but it was a sarcastic statement that was basically the blind leading the blind mate. Lots of players leave top clubs for whatever reason and become in demand at big clubs later in their careers.

13.) 07 Jan 2018
07 Jan 2018 16:51:38
Steve U. You have fans who say we don't spend than you have fans that say we pay too much. They are usually the same fans. Forget about the money. I think Evans would be a good signing.

14.) 07 Jan 2018
07 Jan 2018 17:59:23
Nottingham Forest beat Arsenal and scored 4 goals. I Still think Evans might come in handy lol.

15.) 07 Jan 2018
07 Jan 2018 18:56:02
It would have been 6, you say your glad Iam not in charge of the club when I want better players than Jonny Evans, so we need to praise the lord your aren't then as we would have a back four of Jonny Evans and god knows who else 🙈🙈🙈, what a silly reply and well said steve r.